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Researchers from China, Belgium, the US, and South Africa report on findings from a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, a plant that grows on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Using short- and long-read sequences, the team put together a nearly 235 million-base C. himalaica genome assembly containing an estimated 27,019 protein-coding genes, and hundreds of microRNAs, ribosomal RNAs, and small nuclear RNAs.

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The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.